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Wavertree Christian Fellowship Nursery and Preschool

Wavertree Christian Fellowship Nursery and preschool is a not for profit setting that  has been established in the community for over 28 years. 

We were the first nursery in the city in this sector  to receive an outstanding judgement from ofsted in 2011.

The nursery is based within the church building and the play room is all on one level. There is a ramp into the play room for disabled access.

The playroom is a very large area which is set out into separate areas of learning. 

All ages (2-4) are in the same room. The older children help the younger children to learn the routines.

The setting boasts a beautiful outdoor area which the children can use in all weathers.

We boast a very low staff turnover and have highly qualified male and female staff members.

The setting is Christian based but takes children from all cultures and religions.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Beverley Stephenson
Contact Position
Manager
Telephone
E-mail
wcfnp@btconnect.com
Website
www.wcfnursery.com

Where to go

Address
Earlsfield Road
Earlsfield Road
LIVERPOOL
Postcode
L15 5BZ

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.50 per Hour
Details
Snacks £2 - £10 per week depending on hours of childcare Spanish lessons £3 per week

Availability

Other notes

Children come from all areas of Liverpool and some from outside the area.

The setting has many years experience of numerous special needs.

In addition to our ongoing activities, Spanish lessons are offered one day a week. This year they are on a Monday morning and all children attending this day are included in the lessons unless parents opt out. Sessions are charged at £3 per week.

School fund is a contribution that varies according to the number of hours taken up at the nursery which goes towards providing snack and other resources.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access
Yes
Details
The nursery serves a diverse community.We accept any religious or cultural variations but cannot celebrate any religious festivals other than Christian due to us being a christian church and having a Christian ethos.

Special Needs

Special Needs
Yes
Experience with
Hearing Difficulties
Emotional needs
Epilepsy
Medical Needs
Language impairment
Learning difficulties
Asthma
Autistic Spectrum Disorder ASD
Serious allergy / Anaphilaxis
Motor impairment
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Physical impairment
Spinabifida
Downs syndrome
Visual impairment
Severe dietary needs
Social development impairment
Challenging Behaviour
Details
We currently have three children with varying additional needs.

Dietary Needs

Dietary Needs
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
We provide snacks, not full meals . Children bring packed lunch for dinner. Snacks consist of fruit, cereal, crackers, toast, bread sticks, vegetables and cheese and Milk or water. We request information regarding dietary requirements before a child takes up a place. We serve Birthday cake or cupcakes on Birthdays. Sweet treats (for Birthdays or special events) are given to children when they leave so parents choose if and when they are allowed to eat them.

Cultural Provisions

Cultural Provisions
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
The nursery serves a diverse community.We accept any religious or cultural variations but cannot celebrate any religious festivals other than Christian due to us being a christian church and having a Christian ethos.

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Details
Limited availability for all ages until September 2019. Please contact setting for availability
Date updated
24/04/2019

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:30 12:30
Tuesday 08:30 16:00
Wednesday 08:30 16.00
Thursday 08:30 16:00
Friday 08:30 16:00
Other Availability
Morning sessions are 8.30-12.30pm Afternoon sessions are 12.30 to 4pm
Facilities
Sensory Room
Outdoor Playspace
Sand and Water Play
Arts and Crafts
Healthy Eating
Songs and Rhymes
Pet Fish
Visit & Outings
Meeting Rooms
Storytime
Toys
Out-door Play
Quiet Room
Music

School Pickups

Offers School Pickups
No
Details
We link with local childminders who do drop off and collection services to and from the nursery.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY548178
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
21/06/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Local Offer

Description
  1. How does the setting know if children need extra help and what should I do if I think my child may have special educational needs? 

When parents apply for a place at the setting they are asked to fill in registration forms which include information about their child’s health and any medication, their likes and dislikes, regular activities they undertake, and any concerns they may have regarding their development.

Parents have time before their child starts to meet the staff and their child’s keyperson to chat about any concerns.

If parents are worried about their child’s development or already know there is a developmental delay or additional need it is important that they discuss this before their child starts to make sure that the setting can meet all their needs or can put strategies in place for when they start.

If a child has moved from another setting to join us we will ask for any learning journey/transition/progress records to be sent so as to establish our own starting points.

Regular observations are carried out on all children in the setting to establish if they are developing in line with the Early years foundation stage. If children are not reaching their developmental targets, their keyworker will observe them and put strategies in place after discussing this with parents. After a set period if no or little improvement is made The keyperson or senco will meet with parents to discuss the next steps. These could include early intervention strategies from other professionals. 

The staff in the setting are very experienced and have cared for children with various additional needs and disabilities. These include; Cerebral Palsy, Downs syndrome, Autism (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Visual and hearing impairment, Global delay, Asperger’s Syndrome, Physical disabilities, Dietary requirements, Mental health, Cystic fibrosis and learned behaviour. 

2. How will the staff in the setting support my child?

Each child has a keyperson who is the first point of contact for the family. Children have starting points when they arrive at the setting and through careful observation and monitoring, staff review progress with parents at least once a term but more often if required. Each child has an electronic learning journey which includes diary entries, observations and videos that parents can look at online, comment on and add thier own observations. 

3.  How will the curriculum be matched to my child's needs?

The setting is largely child initiated activities and adults will follow their lead. If a child has a particular interest, then learning in all areas can be based on that interest. A section of the session is adult led when children come together with their keyperson in a small group for more structured activities. There are also times of the day when all children come together in large groups for circle, story time or registration.

4. What specialist services and expertise can be accessed by the setting?

Staff all hold relevant qualifications in childcare from level 2 to qualified teacher status.  Staff also hold qualifications in first aid and food hygiene.safeguarding, GDPR,allergy training,makaton etc. There is a Senco to help and advise and contact other agencies if necessary.

We work in partnership with the local authority, school improvement team, health services, speech and language and other agencies. We are members of the Early years consortia 

5. How accessible is the setting?

The setting has disabled access into the building and into the play room by a ramp. There are also portable ramps if required but everything is on one level including the accessible toilets. 

6. How will the setting support my child in transferring to the next stage of education?

We have excellent transition in place. We work closely with the schools that the setting feeds into which can be quite a few. We invite the teachers of reception to come along to an informal meeting with staff and to meet the children who are moving into their class. We also attend the school improvement transition meeting near the end of term. We ask schools if we can go and visit with the children but this can be difficult for some schools. 

7. How are parents involved in the setting? How can I be involved?

Parents are invited to share their child’s progress at least three times a year at parents review meetings. They are also invited to help on outings, come in to read a story or join in a session. We have two knit and natter groups each month and regular evening social events to raise funds for resources. We have also had story time with the reader association for parents of two year olds. We have links with the local childrens centre, childminders and other nurseries.

 

 

 

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0 to 5)
Needs Level
High
Low
Medium
SEN Provision Type
Universal